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Life On Board a Nuclear Submarine - Females to join the 'Silent Service'


As the Royal Navy prepares for women to join the Submarine Service, a reporter from the Sunday Mirror had the opportunity to see what life is like for the crew under the waves. The reporter joined the 160-strong male crew on the nuclear submarine HMS Victorious, where she experienced the unique nature of the ‘Silent Service’: What it's like to live on nuclear submarine HMS Victorious - Mirror Online

Do you have a comment on the decision to allow women into the Submarine Service? The NFF is keen to hear your feedback.
 

Chaz

MIA
Same as when women went to sea on surface ships in 1990, they'll be those against it but ultimately there's not a whole lot they can do! No doubt submariners wives will kick up a stink too.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
Seems like a very reasonable article, but knowing a bit about how Jack's mind works, I suspect that the three most popular words bandied about during her period on board would have been "Well I would!"

2BM
 

broadside

War Hero
If women are joining the "silent service" it won't be silent for much longer!!!!

Now, where did I leave my coat?
 

BillyNoMates

War Hero
If the bombers are big enough to have music festivals in the mess, then they're
big enough for fitted wardrobes, shoe-racks, pink bedrooms and a load of those
Argos Order query terminals to be fitted throughout the boat, permanently linked
into the UK Argos network. I shudder to think who is going to unblock the heads
when they get all gummed up though (or suffer a Part III blow-back error).
Good luck to all females who volunteer and I hope they do the job well.

HMS Vigilant hosts folk concert | Just Plymouth


Just as well the boats don't look like THIS anymore. "No touching" rule?
F**king forget it.

 
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Polto

War Hero
Ah...the ford mess of the mighty Walrus...those were happy days! We used to put certain items of feminine underwear on the deep frame...guess that's another tradition that'll fall by the wayside...
 

Stirling

Banned
Seems like a very reasonable article, but knowing a bit about how Jack's mind works, I suspect that the three most popular words bandied about during her period on board would have been "Well I would!"

2BM

Bit messy when the painters are in but yes, I would too.
 
Ah...the ford mess of the mighty Walrus...those were happy days! We used to put certain items of feminine underwear on the deep frame...guess that's another tradition that'll fall by the wayside...

Don't be so sure- us skimmers still do it with wrens onboard.
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Bomb shop
US guest
Photos taken
Photos developed
Photos looked at
Photos swiftly destroyed - to protect the, erm, guilty members - pun intended........!
 

admiralscruff

Lantern Swinger
Women have no business being on warships - full stop.

Do explain why you hold this view. Fact is, I know a woman who found out today she had a place at Dartmouth, and I want you to explain why you think she, or any other woman in the RN or wanting to join, has no business being there.
 
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Magda

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Methinks we have a Troll-Meister in our midst.

Or he'd like to think he is anyway.
 
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